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Ups and Downs

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Kind of a stressful week. Not all bad, there were definitely bright spots, and yoga helped and exercise helped.

I would like to wrap all the things that made me feel that way up in a neat package, tie them to a helium balloon and let them float away. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were that easy? I know it’s not but the thought makes me happy.

So, here goes:

At work, there is pervasive tension and anger due to unresolved conflict on a major project. And the hiring process for the job I applied for ground to a halt because the hiring manager is on an extended absence. That’s frustrating for me, and it’s also a part of the larger problem.

The baseball season started and it is bringing back memories of my ex since we had a lot of fun watching baseball last year and I miss the good times.

I had a party, a happy hour and a gala to attend and I was stressing out over how to fit it into my program... and then felt annoyed with myself for stressing over it!

Hmm, is there more? I think that’s it. So, I am packing it up, tie it to the balloon string and let it float away. There it goes. Goodbye!

I know these things aren’t that bad. And truthfully I felt better at 5 pm Friday when the work week was over.

I have a hard time balancing my need to analyze the things that stress me out with the knowledge that first, there are a lot of good things happening to me and that I have so much that I am thankful for, and second, that the things that are stressing me are nothing compared to what other people are struggling with. But I know that over the years, my ability to sweep things under the rug and minimize problems has led to bad things, including not maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

So, I am recognizing them instead of ignoring them.

I think I handled them pretty well this week. I let people know when I wasn’t happy with things at work in (I think!) a diplomatic way. I went out and had a good time with friends at the various events and while I wasn’t perfect, I wasn’t too far off my goals, either. I exceeded my fitness goals and burned insane amount of calories (almost 2300, I think).

And now I have a whole morning to myself! That to me is luxury…

So, I am sitting for a bit, enjoying my coffee, blogging a little and reading the paper. Then I will do a little meditation (definitely didn’t do enough of that this week!) and after that I will straighten up and put things in order before going over to a friend’s to help her pack and move. All in all a fairly relaxing day.

So, wishing the best to all of my Sparkling friends – may you find the strength within yourself and the support you need from your friends and families to achieve your goals today, this week and always!
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    Hey Sallie, I love your new picture! I know exactly what you mean about working, and I am sure I will be perfectly happy when I'm able to retire. People always say, "wouldn't being retired be boring?" and my response is "not really, I don't get bored." Fortunately, as much as some things about my job annoy the heck out of me, for the most part it is satisfying. Hope you're feeling better and having a great weekend!

    1784 days ago
    Great thoughtful blog. Thanks so much for sharing....sometimes I think I miss working as I am retired now....but after reading your blog it brought back memories of not such fun times and all the politics . Don't miss that.
    Have a terrific Sunday.
    1784 days ago
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